Unfortunately, no amount of make-up will reduce the look of a swollen face, puffy eyes or a red nose. Piling on the make-up might just make you look like a clown, and eye liner and mascara may irritate your sensitive eyes even more. What you can do to reduce the swollen face look, is to apply base and powder and then highlight your cheek bones with blusher. A touch of lipstick will also move the attention away from your face to your lips.
You should determine that your puffy eyes are not a result of an eye condition. If your puffy eyes persist, and they are accompanied by pain, discomfort or blurry vision, you should contact an optometrist.
But if you are certain it’s the allergens of spring, then try two cucumber slices on your eyes for 10 minutes, or wet two tea bags in cold water, chill them in the fridge and then squeeze out the excess moisture and place them on closed eyelids for 10 minutes.
A decent nasal spray and anti allergen medication will help reduce the amount of mucous your body produces. Most medications take 1 to 2 days to kick in, but when they do, you will feel bliss and able to breathe again.
While waiting for your meds to work, try using extra soft tissues, and keep a little jar of good old-fashioned Vaseline with you. Try applying the Vaseline on and around your nose as often as possible. You don’t want to look the shiny version of Rudolph either, so moderation will suffice.
If you do decide to cover up with base, be sure to exfoliate the nasal area – gently – to remove the dead skins from your nose first.